The most complex thing every one of us owns are not our cars; its our houses. From inside to the outside and even below the ground, there is a huge list of things to keep track of. Everyone has seen what happens when put off mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, and killing the weeds–in no time our property resembles that of a jungle. The appliances in our lake home are no different. Though some of the more valuable large appliances typically are more self-sustaining than others, keeping an eye on them remains to be the best way to prevent a high cost breakdown. A lake home’s heating and cooling units are no exception. Even if you own a boiler, there is a list of tasks that should be done to keep it running efficiently. The first thing you want to do is check your boilers vents and flue. If you have a gas burning system, checking your vents and your flue for dirt is vital. You also want to keep an eye on your boiler’s water level, about every 3 weeks; this is absolutely critical to keeping your boiler working. If you notice the water level in your boiler is not satisfactory, you may want to check your home’s plumbing. Finally, when inspecting your boiler, be sure to check for injured or worn out parts. This will help you prevent any unwanted fuel leaks in your boiler! Another thing to keep an eye on is the limescale in your boiler, as this also puts unnecessary wear on the system. If you notice too much limescale in your boiler, you will need to descale the system. Remember, it’s best to have a seasonal inspection of your heating and cooling method at least twice a year to ensure it’s working at peak performance year round.
August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020